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post #1 of 28
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Its the Inquirerer, so take it with a grain of salt. But this news is amazing. Fanboys or not, the R600 (from the preview) sounds AMAZING.

PART I : http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35707

PART II: http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35708



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DAAMIT kept the RingBus configuration for the R600 as well, but now the number has doubled. The External memory controller is a clear 512-bit variant, while internally you will be treated with a bi-directional bus double the width. The 1024-bit Ringbus is approaching.

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Did we mention two gigabytes of video memory? Yup, insane - though perhaps not in the professional world, where this 2GB board will compete against upcoming G80GL and its 0.77/1.5GB of video memory. We do not expect that R600 with 2GB will exist in any other form than in FireGL series, but the final call hasn't been made yet.
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For starters, the rumour about this 80nm chip eating around 300W is far from truth. The thermal budget is around 200-220 Watts and the board should not consume more power than a Geforce 8800GTX. Our own Fudo was right in a detail - the R600 cooler is designed to dissipate 250 Watts. This was necessary to have an cooling headroom of at least 15 per cent. You can expect the R680 to use the same cooler as well and still be able to work at over 1GHz.


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It is amazing, I think Coolar is testing it right now over at XS
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**** i hope he is testing it i don't trust the inquirer
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**** i hope he is testing it i don't trust the inquirer
ya they're kida hit or miss info
post #6 of 28
no one got link to xs testing it and why dont WE TEST THINGS!!! we need to get bigger and more reputable then them so we can get awsome stuff
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no one got link to xs testing it and why dont WE TEST THINGS!!! we need to get bigger and more reputable then them so we can get awsome stuff
Like have someone works for Intel/AMD/ATI/Nvidia or heavily sponsored
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post #8 of 28
I'm an undercover intel empolyee.. =D

Looks awesome, glad I skipped the G80 phase.
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post #9 of 28
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Typically, the reason we dont hear about it is because the company makes employees sign NDAs (non-disclosure agreements). To leak it would likely cost them their job, and yes, they have the resources to find out who leaked it.

You think these released specs were because of some hardcore gamer who just couldnt hold it in within ATI? More likely, the head honchos at ATI/AMD purposely leaked the information to news to spark more interest and damage Nvidias (very successful) run until January.

There is a lot of strategy in the war of technology and its not likely the old days where information just floated out onto the net. Now its calculated, and a lot more suspensful for those of us out of the loop.
    
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Ahh... I wonder how much one of these will cost me.
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